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Mike Phillips
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Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014
      #6297081 - 01/06/14 10:21 PM

One of my best ever.

Full res: http://i.imgur.com/7Xk8Hb2.png


This is a stark contrast to the previous post I had previously (http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/6279748/page/0/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/vc/1)

Some notes and details here (http://astromaphilli14.blogspot.com/2014/01/jupiter-on-20140104-in-good-seeing-with.html)

Here's a pair of raws:
Nearly the worst of a single sequence of red filtered images:



Best of 3600 frames in Red:


Thanks to all who've helped teach me all the fine tricks over the years. I hope I can pay it forward and make it to CN more often.

Here's to a great 2nd half of the Jovian season to all in 2014!

Mike

PS I've got a LOT of images back to back to make a great animation in the coming days to share with you too.

Edited by Mike Phillips (01/06/14 10:22 PM)


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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #6297107 - 01/06/14 10:32 PM

That's one to be proud of Mike!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #6297117 - 01/06/14 10:37 PM

Details are outstanding!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: rigel123]
      #6297155 - 01/06/14 10:58 PM

Very nice image!!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Ferrodzam]
      #6297163 - 01/06/14 11:01 PM

Superb image, Mike. Nice catch of the moon and GRS!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: ToxMan]
      #6297376 - 01/07/14 02:54 AM

Excellent image with a good Ganymede and Io semi-eclipsed!!!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #6297468 - 01/07/14 06:35 AM

Awesome resolution!! The details in the clouds and Ganymede are astounding!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: shahgazer]
      #6297472 - 01/07/14 06:41 AM

Congratulations Mike! Superb picture.

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: mitovka]
      #6297483 - 01/07/14 07:02 AM

Simply world class Mike. Io peeping out is just delicious!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #6297646 - 01/07/14 09:33 AM

Beautiful! Love the moons' details.

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Sunspot]
      #6297650 - 01/07/14 09:36 AM

Amazing.

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Rankinstudio]
      #6297664 - 01/07/14 09:43 AM

Thanks all! I'm painfully processing the animation now....

Mike


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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #6297665 - 01/07/14 09:44 AM

Superb image Mike as others have said - first class!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: R Botero]
      #6297880 - 01/07/14 11:35 AM

Mike your image is all the more valuable for having been captured on the very day before opposition; how often does one get a shot at opposition in that kind of seeing on the East Coast in the winter?

I have a question. What would have happened if you had captured a single 16.5 minute AVI file and derotated that in WinJupos rather than capturing 11 individual 1.5 minute files and derotating them? I seem to remember someone say that one shouldn't go over a 9 minute capture but I can't remember why.

Thanks,
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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: lcd1080]
      #6298412 - 01/07/14 04:06 PM

Great image Mike! Good to see you got this result with your almost new setup. I'm sure its quite satisfying after all the work you put into it. Congratulations!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #6298570 - 01/07/14 05:27 PM

Oh yes that's one to be proud of Mike, excellent detail
and Io halfway into the shadow is a great momento!
Well done


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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mert]
      #6298924 - 01/07/14 09:37 PM

Congrats Mike! The one image that makes you say it was all worth it!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: lcd1080]
      #6300045 - 01/08/14 01:24 PM

Quote:

Mike your image is all the more valuable for having been captured on the very day before opposition; how often does one get a shot at opposition in that kind of seeing on the East Coast in the winter?

I have a question. What would have happened if you had captured a single 16.5 minute AVI file and derotated that in WinJupos rather than capturing 11 individual 1.5 minute files and derotating them? I seem to remember someone say that one shouldn't go over a 9 minute capture but I can't remember why.

Thanks,
Pete




I honestly don't know. I learned the 'sub' RGB trick from Chris Go. In my own rational mind, I wouldn't want to put all my capture eggs into larger avi and then risk loosing it.

Mike


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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #6300113 - 01/08/14 01:57 PM

Superb image Mike, really superb !

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #6300211 - 01/08/14 02:52 PM

Hi Mike,

Well done!

Timing is everything in this hobby, seeing was good and the Jovian system was setup picture perfect just for you to capture, congratulations on an excellent result!

There appears to be a bright spot on Ganymede's south pole, I wonder if this is an old albedo feature or something new?

Clear skies, Dan

P.S. I saved this one.

Edited by siriusc (01/08/14 04:34 PM)


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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: siriusc]
      #6300537 - 01/08/14 06:02 PM

Mike, Gorgeous shot! Top shelf all the way. Congradulations on catching good seeing at opposition, not to mention excellent processing. The Ganymede & GRS detail are impressive. Thanks for posting it.

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: sfugardi]
      #6300933 - 01/08/14 09:37 PM

Fantastic image, Mike. The detail on Ganymede is really spectacular. I'm looking forward to the videos. Hey, where are all the images from the East Coast on Jan 4? I figured everyone would be out that night, but I've only seen a few images here and on the Alpo list.

Pete - you can also do the long video technique. I derotate 5 minute SERs in WinJupos. The derotation takes a long time, but I think the results are worth it. Plus it makes it possible to let Firecapture image all night while I sleep. I take one RGB set every 20-30 minutes.

Kevin

Edited by astrovienna (01/08/14 10:05 PM)


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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: siriusc]
      #6300974 - 01/08/14 09:57 PM

Fantastic image!! Even more amazing given the weather we have had (or lack of any decent weather I should say) to image here in this part of the world.

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: siriusc]
      #6300979 - 01/08/14 09:59 PM

Lovely shot Mike

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: claytonbigwood]
      #6301179 - 01/09/14 12:21 AM

Excellent shot Mike! Like the clarity and color.
BTW, do you still keep that Nexstar 8i?

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Flying_Fox]
      #6302401 - 01/09/14 04:14 PM

Thanks all!

Quote:

Excellent shot Mike! Like the clarity and color.
BTW, do you still keep that Nexstar 8i?

Nick




I do have that little monster and will bring it out when it's not cold and I get the rest of the Akule orchestra singing solo. I like the ASCOM guiding in FC and it's been working well after the mount got some tricks to it with some help from Mitch Duke.

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #6302487 - 01/09/14 04:45 PM

Really nice one!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: MADRID SKY]
      #6303067 - 01/09/14 09:33 PM

wow easily one of the best so far this apparition!

congrats!!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: astrovienna]
      #6303071 - 01/09/14 09:34 PM

Quote:

Fantastic image, Mike. The detail on Ganymede is really spectacular. I'm looking forward to the videos. Hey, where are all the images from the East Coast on Jan 4? I figured everyone would be out that night, but I've only seen a few images here and on the Alpo list.

Pete - you can also do the long video technique. I derotate 5 minute SERs in WinJupos. The derotation takes a long time, but I think the results are worth it. Plus it makes it possible to let Firecapture image all night while I sleep. I take one RGB set every 20-30 minutes.

Kevin




Thanks Kevin, yes I have de-rotated video files up to 7 minutes long; I was just wondering if there was a limit on how long the file can be because the best amateur imagers like Damian seem to stop at about 9 minutes.

I did image Jupiter on Jan 4 from Maryland about 50 miles northeast of you but it was only 9 degrees F so I opted to do it from my balcony with the planet at only 38 degrees elevation; that was a big mistake because Jupiter was over a 4 story apartment building that was emitting lots of heat in the super cold night air. I think that's why the seeing was so erratic even though above average seeing was predicted. The results were less than inspirational.

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: lcd1080]
      #6303309 - 01/10/14 12:12 AM

Pete, I accidentally took a 12 minute video the other night, and while I got WJ to derotate it I couldn't get AS2 to stack it. Understandable - it's about 20GB!

I've wondered what Damian et al. mean when they say seomthing like "9 minutes." 9x1 minutes? Over what time period? Or does it mean 3 minutes per color, sequentially? I've never been sure. Either way, I don't think many others are doing long video derotation. Which I can understand - it takes a long time to derotate all that data.

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #6303377 - 01/10/14 01:45 AM

Wonderful image Mike! Nicely done!



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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: John Boudreau]
      #6303481 - 01/10/14 04:10 AM

fantastic ! ...and I love the eclipsed Io too, details throughout are xlnt

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